Law Office of James Mendez Whittier

Whittier Criminal Defense Attorney

Have You Been Arrested for a Crime?

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime, then now is the time to obtain legal representation. It is absolutely crucial that you do not speak with law enforcement and exercise your right to remain silent. Unfortunately, even if you want to help the police or the investigators, anything you say can and will be used against you in court. Without proper legal representation, you could accidentally say something that could get you into a lot of trouble. For this reason, it is imperative that you retain a Whittier criminal defense lawyer to guide you through the criminal process.

Challenging Criminal Charges

For obvious reasons, getting arrested for a crime is an extremely nerve-racking experience for anyone. Law enforcement can be very intimidating, especially when they have already made up their mind about you. Fortunately, all criminal charges can be challenged, and in many cases an effective criminal defense can result in reduced charges, lighter penalties, and sometimes dropped charges. Having the right lawyer fighting in your corner will be absolutely crucial for a successful outcome in your case. As a former prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney, Attorney Mendez has invaluable insight into the prosecution, and any tactics that they employ. This knowledge, coupled with his former experience can benefit you in more ways than one, especially when it comes down to negotiating with the opposition.

The firm offers a broad range of criminal defense services, and they are happy to help those who have been charged with the following criminal offenses: assault, battery, DUI and domestic violence. The firm can also represent those individuals facing drug crime charges such as possession, sales, cultivation, manufacturing, importation or trafficking. If you are a parent whose son or daughter is being accused of a juvenile crime, a conviction can destroy their hopes for a college scholarship or certain student loans. Attorney Mendez has extensive experienced defending juvenile clients in the juvenile and adult courts, and he is prepared to go all the way for your son or daughter in order to protect them from the harsh criminal justice system.

The firm also handles cases involving hit and run, burglary, robbery, sexual crimes, various theft crimes including shoplifting, probation violations and other felonies and misdemeanors. As a former prosecutor, attorney Mendez not only has insight into how the prosecution thinks and acts, but he has developed important relationships with local prosecuting attorneys and judges, which he uses to his clients' benefit when it comes to negotiating with the prosecution.

Aggressive Representation in Los Angeles County

The Law Office of James Mendez is a seasoned criminal defense firm proudly serving the residence of Whittier and the surrounding areas. Their firm can provide both Spanish speaking representation and English speaking representation in order to better serve the residents of Los Angeles. They care deeply for their clients situations and will fight tooth and nail to defend their legal rights. No matter what types of charges you are presently facing, they will provide you with unwavering and dedicated legal representation. You deserve the best defense available; they are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week! We proudly serve clients throughout Downey, Compton, and Bellflower.

Contact a Whittier criminal defense lawyer from the firm if you or a loved one is facing criminal charges!

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5 Reasons to Choose James Mendez

  • Available 24/7!
    We provide you with unwavering support and legal counsel round-the-clock, ensuring immediate assistance and guidance whenever you need it.
  • Solid Criminal Defense Record
    We demonstrate a proven track record of successful defenses, ensuring steadfast advocacy and protection of your rights.
  • Begins Investigating Your Case Immediately
    Commencing a thorough investigation promptly to gather crucial evidence and build a robust defense strategy from the outset.
  • Familiar with Both Sides of the Courtroom
    We are equipped with comprehensive knowledge of legal strategies from both prosecution and defense perspectives to provide adept representation.
  • Former Prosecutor
    Leveraging firsthand experience as a former prosecutor to navigate your case with a deep understanding of legal intricacies.